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Now More Than Ever!

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 18th December, 2014 | No Comments

GX_BookGraphicThe streets are alive with energy and outrage from Ferguson, Missouri to Lima, Peru. Our demands are clear. We want justice — for people, and for the planet. We’re organized, we’re energized, and we won’t stop until we win. So, we have just one question for you…
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New Sights for Community Rights

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Uncategorized on 10th December, 2014 | 2 Comments

Throughout Global Exchange’s history, we’ve been proud to launch new collaborations, networks, organizations and movements. It’s in that spirit that we’re pleased to support the creation of Movement Rights from our Community Rights Program.
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Guns and Violence are a Public Health Issue

Posted by in People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, Uncategorized, What About Peace Contest on 21st November, 2014 | No Comments

Students from Buena Vista- Horace Mann School spoke up for the resolution in “Support of the Prevention of Gun Violence”. And it passed – lean how, here.
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Enter Lame Duck – Keeping Fast Track Off the Agenda

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 18th November, 2014 | No Comments

TPPlogo11-300x238Immediately after the U.S. midterm elections, questions were raised about plans to introduce Fast Track legislation during the lame duck session of Congress and President Obama flew to Asia for a week of meetings, some dealing with finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But while new Congressional maps were analyzed, fair trade activists wasted no time – and got to work during the Week of Action Against Fast Track and the TPP.
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Fracking Corporations Played the Democracy Game – Two Communities Set New Rules this Election

Posted by in Uncategorized on 12th November, 2014 | 1 Comment

imagesAround the country, communities fighting fracking took their cause to the ballot box in the 2014 cycle — or tried to. But even before voters got a chance to voice their values some were preempted by nefariously oily means, while others faced big money influence during and after the election. All of these point to a problem that is (unbelievably) even bigger than fracking—the state of democracy. Two communities did something different, they banned fracking by standing up for their civil rights.
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Mendocino County’s Historic Vote Elevates Residents’ Rights, Bans Fracking

Posted by in Featured, Uncategorized on 5th November, 2014 | 7 Comments

photo[2]With the passage of Measure S, residents in Mendocino County not only banned fracking, they made history as the first California community to adopt a Community Bill of Rights, placing their rights above corporate interests.
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Defending Industry Against Mother Nature (or) Does Mother Earth Sponsor Sports Teams?

Posted by in Uncategorized on 14th October, 2014 | No Comments

Jeff Conant played a defender of Dirty Oil at the Rights of Nature Tribunal.The following guest blog is by Jeff Conant, who participated in the BARONA (Bay Area Rights of Nature Alliance) Rights of Nature Tribunal on October 5, 2014.
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Rights of Nature Tribunal Puts Chevron on Trial

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 1st October, 2014 | No Comments

chevron On Sunday October 5 2014, a People’s Tribunal will examine the violations of community and nature’s rights caused by the fossil fuel industry, using Chevron’s refinery in Richmond as a case study. Recognizing legal standing for ecosystems is a concept that has been gaining strength over the past decade, in dozens of US communities and in the constitution of Ecuador. The tribunal takes place between 10 am – 2 pm at Laney College’s Forum in Oakland. Register NOW.
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